Positive and Negative Aspects of Abortion

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“Abortion is defined as the ending of a pregnancy before birth” (O’ Brien). “Half the percentage of women getting an abortion done is below the age of 25” (Buzzle 1). “Abortions caused by rape, incest and possible health concerns to mother or baby constitute just seven percent” (1). A little more than half of the abortions performed, are on women who have never been married (1). Abortion is one of the most debated topics in today’s society (1). Many people have opposing sides, in which they take because they do not agree with the concept of abortion (1). There are two main sides to the argument of abortion (1). One side of the argument is that abortion should be considered murder because people believe that the life of the child starts as …show more content…
There are also pro-choice groups, who are also against abortion (15). The pro-choice groups include National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the National Organization for Women (15). The pro-choice members go as far as contacting the lawmakers that are involved with abortion, holding demonstrations and going against abortion topics in court (15). In other countries, the abortion laws are different from the laws in the United States (O’ Brien 16). Since many third world countries are over populated, abortion is a critical tool for population control (16). In some countries, abortion is used as another method of birth control. (16). In China, abortions are very common since there is population control in China, meaning there is a certain amount of children a family can have (16). China women are given an option to have an abortion anytime through her pregnancy (16). Russia allows women to have an abortion up to the twenty-ninth week of pregnancy. In Japan and the United Kingdom, women are only permitted to have an abortion up until their twenty-fourth week of their pregnancy (16). Canadian laws allow women to have an abortion throughout anytime of their pregnancy and for any reason (16). The abortion procedures vary in many ways (O’ Brien 16). Up to the first seven weeks of a women’s pregnancy, abortion is done by a procedure called Manual
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